Thick and Delicious Low Carb BBQ Sauce
Thick low carb bbq sauce! This easy and delicious recipe can be used as a marinade, basting or serving sauce for meat or seafood dishes!
Low Carb BBQ Sauce Recipe
Finally, I finally have a delicious BBQ sauce that isn’t loaded with sweetener! Yay! This has been on my recipe must make list FOR-EVER! Actually, since I made this oven cooked barbecue brisket, I’ve wanted to get a homemade bbq sauce on my site.
Homemade sauces are so much better than the pre-made bottled stuff. Not only does it taste better because it’s nice and fresh, but it’s also a lot cheaper too!
Plus, when you make your own sauce you are the master of your taste buds. Like the smoky flavor? Add some liquid smoke. Prefer a spicy kick? Turn on the heat with cayenne pepper! And if you really love sweet bbq sauce you can add more sweetener.
Just remember the type of sweetener added determines how many additional carbs will be added to your diet, so keep with low glycemic sugar alternatives like stevia, monk fruit, erythritol, xylitol or a combination of those options.
30 Minute Low Carb Barbecue Recipe
This recipe is sweetened naturally from the tomato puree and with just a hint ( 1 1/2 tsp, 3 carbs) of brown sugar blend (Truvia). No katsup is in this recipe either because most prepared condiments are packed with sweetener like corn syrup!
Like I mentioned, this recipe can be adjusted just the way you like it, including the consistency. Keep the bbq sauce recipe nice and thick or for a basting sauce go ahead and thin the sauce down by adding more water.
In this recipe there is fresh chopped onion sautéed with avocado oil. Cook until the onion gets nice and soft, then add the garlic to let the two flavors mingle for a minute. Once they play nicely add all the spices. Right away you’ll get a burst of aroma from toasting the spices together.
Next, you add the remaining ingredients and let everything simmer for about 20 minutes. Then start taste testing and adjust to your preference! Remember though that the flavors will continue to develop once it’s done simmering and refrigerated.
Once the sauce cools down you can blend it if you don’t want any trace of the onion or garlic bits. Personally, I don’t bother. Bottle up your sauce and use is on everything!
Low carb bbq sauce for chicken or pork
Not only can you use this bbq sauce to baste chicken on the grill or in the oven, but you can also pour it over shredded chicken and make lettuce wraps. Another favorite recipe is to serve this with shredded pork. Alan loves this Kalua pork slow cooker recipe, which is delicious with some extra bbq sauce, sandwich style!
Other uses for BBQ sauce
Use your freshly made low carb bbq sauce in these recipes!
- Bacon Wrapped Barbecued Chicken from The Foodie Affair
- Oven Barbecued Pork Chops from Eating Well
- Sticky BBQ Slow Cooker Meatballs from Savory Nothings
Low Carb Barbecue Sauce
- 1/3 cup onion finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 3 garlic cloves chopped
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 3 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 26 ounce strained tomatoes
- 8 ounce tomato paste
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium sauce pan heat avocado oil over medium heat. Add onion and saute until soft and translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Stir in dry mustard, chili powder and paprika and cook for approximately one minute.
- Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool and transfer to glass containers. Store in the refrigerator.
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
How long can it be stored in the fridge?
Hi Anne! You’ll be safe for a few weeks of this in the fridge.
I love making my own sauce! I hate when store-bought is full of sugar and crud. This is a great recipe that I will use all year long!
When at the store and I see that the first ingredient is high fructose syrup I nearly gag! Making your own BBQ sauce is super simple and true, not seasonal!
This BBQ sauce sounds just perfect! Looking forward to trying this on chicken and ribs!
Whether you are no carb – low carb or eating whatever you please, please try this one!! It packs a serious amount of flavor that you will be go glad you tried!! Thanks for the great recipe!
Thanks so much for a BBQ sauce with no ketchup… they are always way to sweet for us! Making ribs right now and plan to try this for them!
Really great to know there’s a low carb option for this summertime staple! Can’t wait to whip up a batch!
This looks so good, i love all of the flavors!! Quick question, how long will this keep in the fridge?
This is a great bbq sauce! I love that its low carb.
BBQ is one of my top 5 favorite condiments. I love love LOVE that this recipe is not loaded with sugar – which means I can eat a lot more of it! You have made me a very happy lady. 😀